Draft Profile: BioJeremiah Trotter Jr. from St. Joseph's High School was rated a 5-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Trotter Jr. joined Clemson after being heavily recruited.
In 2021 as a freshman Trotter Jr. saw action in 5 games and played a total of 58 snaps at linebacker for the Tigers. He recorded just 7 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 5 stops. In coverage Trotter Jr. notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 67.1.
As a sophomore for the Tigers in 2022 Trotter Jr. played in 13 games and took part in 615 snaps for the Tigers. He recorded solid 55 tackles, 20 assists, while adding 41 stops. In coverage Trotter Jr. made 3 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 44.5. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 22 total pressures, and 10 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and 6 sacks during the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Trotter is competitive and plays energetically, often overcoming bigger blockers with his motor.
- He shows good speed and closing burst when blitzing.
- Has the combination of size and athleticism worthy of development.
- He has enough speed to chase and run in pursuit. He has the overall athleticism to hold up in space when dropping into coverage.
- Trotter chases well in pursuit, and Trotter has the athleticism to play in space if asked to drop into coverage.
- Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a strong jam on outside receivers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Trotter could improve his ability to anchor against the run, as he sometimes struggles at the point of attack.
- He’s not a guy who can be put on the edge every down and be expected to consistently create pressure.
- While he shows persistence in the pass rush, he could benefit from increased functional strength to effectively disengage and avoid being pushed past the pocket.
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